If you are a Brit planning a “staycation” in England, or travelling to explore this ancient island nation
from elsewhere, then you will soon discover that this is a country that holds a wealth of hidden
delights for the younger members of the family. As a small country, England offers wide range
activities within easy reach of each other offering families the chance to introduce their children to the
excitement of travel without too wearisome distances.
Transport Choices for Families
If you are planning to tour England with young children then you have a few choices as to how to go
about it. Many families will take their own vehicle or look into online car rental as this option offers the
optimum level of family flexibility. However, if your children have reached an age where you can do
away with some of the accompanying equipment (such as potties and pushchairs which really are
best toted about in a boot) then don’t discount the public transport options as many children find the
prospect of a train journey or short domestic flight is an exciting activity in its own right.
English Beach Breaks
The British seaside holiday has long held a place in the hearts of young families, with generation
after generation trekking off to the coast for sandy sandwiches and rock pooling. If your kids tire of
traditional beach pastimes, why not try some of the many organised beach activities on offer around
England – from fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast to surfing in the southwest, families are sure to
find something to suit.
Active Breaks in England
Enjoying outdoors activities with your children can be a great family bonding experience and there
are a number of centres across England that offer just this. Head for the peak district for climbing and
walking fun, think about horse-riding breaks in the Yorkshire Dales or even Potholing in the Midlands,
the choice is endless for active families.
Top English Attractions for Families
One great thing about England is the fact that the sometimes inclement climate has made the
entertainment industry a little more imaginative when it comes to putting together packages for
families – wherever you are in the country you are likely to be able to find an attraction that can be
enjoyed whatever the weather. Some favourite family outings in England include:
The London Eye: The largest Ferris wheel in Europe is situated on London’s South Bank
and offers a great ride with breathtaking views over the city and surrounds.
Alton Towers: Arguably the country’s favourite theme park, Alton Towers in Cheshire
caters well for families with rides to suit all ages and themed attractions featuring some of
the kids favourite characters.
Legoland: This family fun park at Windsor is built around and mostly out of the well-loved
kiddies building bricks.
National Trust Properties: Historic stately homes, ancient Castles and posh palaces are
great places for a family outing – helping to fire little imaginations with exciting facts from